Individual Author Record
Name: Richard Claxton GregoryPen Name: Dick Gregory Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: October 12, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri Sites:
Illinois ConnectionGregory attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale on a track scholarship. He also lived in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationGregory was an author, comedian, and social activist. After returning from the Southern Illinois University after the draft, he decided to move to Chicago to perform comedy professionally. There, he became part of a new generation of black comedians that included Nipsey Russell, Bill Cosby, and Godfrey Cambridge. Gregory also ran for mayor of Chicago in 1965 and was the ''Freedom and Peace Party's'' canidate for President in 1968.
*''Nigger:An Autobiography'', Dutton, 1964 *"The Shadow that Scares Me", Doubleday, 1968 *''Gregory's Political Primer'', Harper & Row, 1972*''No More Lies: The Myth and Reality of American History'', Harper & Row, 1972 *Dick Gregory's Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat: Cookin' With Mother Nature!, Harper & Row, 1973 *Dick Gregory's Bible Tales, with Commentary, Stein and Day, 1974 *''Up From Nigger'', Stein & Day Pub, 1976 Callus on My Soul: A Memoir, Taylor Trade, 2001 *"Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies", Amistad, 2017